By Peggy Parks
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this is another misguided theory for which there is no tangible evidence. Not all scientists agree, however. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Boyd Haley spoke about the risks of mercury and its possible link to Alzheimer’s. Haley, who heads the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky and is an expert on mercury toxicity, stated that amalgams release toxic mercury into the mouth; if the mercury gets into the brain, this can lead to the formation of plaques and tangles.
Abnormal microscopic deposits known as plaques (a mass or buildup of proteins) and tangles (bunched up or knotted nerve cells) form and spread,until eventually brain function is lost. These illustrations show Preclinical how brain and nerve cells (neurons) Alzheimer’s Disease change as Alzheimer’s disease progresses. Healthy Neuron Cerebral Cortex Dendrites Hippocampus Mild memory loss Tau Protein Axon Microtubules Mild Alzheimer’s Disease Cortical Shrinkage Moderately Enlarged Ventricles Shrinking Hippocampus Diseased Neuron Amyloid Plaque More serious memory loss; confusion; disorientation; poor judgement leading to bad decisions; tendency to wander and become lost; personality changes Severe Alzheimer’s Disease Severe Cortical Shrinkage Severely Enlarged Ventricles Disintegrating Microtubules Severe Shrinking of Hippocampus Inability to recognize friends and family; near complete loss of memory; seizures; difficulty swallowing; lack of bladder and bowel control 34 Sources: American Health Assistance Foundation, “How the Brain and Nerve Cells Change During Alzheimer’s Disease,” February 14, 2007.
So many puzzle pieces are gone now that the picture looks entirely different. ”39 Will the Suffering End? Alzheimer’s disease strikes people all over the world. It is most common in the elderly, but younger people may be afflicted by it as well. In extremely rare cases, children can even be born with a genetic disorder that, like Alzheimer’s, leads to dementia and death. Families suffer as they watch their loved ones slip away, one memory at a time. Researchers predict that with the fast-growing aging population, the number of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s will quadruple by the year 2050.
Alzheimer's Disease by Peggy Parks